May 17, 2006
"Criticism could be stimulating discussions about culture pegged to cultural artifacts or creators... Such discussions are not free-for-alls, however, which is where I fear online bogs (blogs?) down."
I don't mean to pick on Enrique here because nearly everyone posting here has done this: But how about some specific examples? I'm not inclined to take a comment like that very seriously when the writer doesn't support it with any evidence. I realize it's hugely popular for MSM types (and I'm one myself) to rip blogs and to accuse them of being a mess. (Romenesko feasts on links to this kind of half-thinking.) While MSMers love to say things like that, I don't think those charges hold up very well when it comes to art blogs. In fact, the overwhelming majority of visual arts bloggers are pretty chummy and we often have smart, considered cross-site discussions.
Posted by at May 17, 2006 6:46 AM